Joan LeMoine, a well-known Parksville resident and community ambassador, has been presented with the province’s newest honour, the Medal of Good Citizenship.
The prestigious Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who, through exceptional long-term service, have made outstanding contributions to their communities without expectation of remuneration or reward.
Through the Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers, LeMoine, now in her 80’s herself, calls seniors living alone to ensure their well-being and offer friendly conversation.
She was also instrumental in re-establishing the Parkville Beach Festival Society that broke attendance records last summer with more than one hundred and 4 thousand people attending.
The first recipient of the Medal of Good Citizenship was John Phare, a tree faller from Roberts Creek, who was posthumously honoured with the medal last fall after he was killed while fighting the Old Sechelt Mine fire in July.